Friday, January 6, 2023

NCAA Convention Preview


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. NCAA Convention Preview

DIII 2023 Convention Preview
by Justin Whitaker, NCAA

"Division III members will vote on 12 proposals and one resolution during the Division III Business Session on Jan. 14 at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio. All proposals have an Aug. 1, 2023, effective date unless otherwise noted.

The Presidents Council proposed special rules of order applicable only for the 2023 Division III Business Session at the NCAA Convention. The process, if approved by delegates during a Special Rules of Order Business Session on Friday morning, will result in establishing the voting order of similar proposals (i.e., playing and practice seasons and council composition) without discussion limitations imposed by the current rules of order. 

The intent of the alternative voting method is to minimize procedural issues during Saturday's session, allow open discussion of generally similar proposals and ensure the opportunity for delegates to vote on their preferred proposal voting order. 

There are both governance-sponsored and membership-sponsored legislative proposals regarding composition changes to the Management and Presidents Councils.

Opposing proposals from governance and membership regarding the division's playing and practice seasons also are up for discussion at the Division III Business Session."

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2. National Duals Preview

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The 2023 National Wrestling Coaches Association National Dual Meet Championship begins today at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky.

Men - First Round
#24 Millikin vs. #22 New York U. | winner vs. #1 Wartburg
#10 Baldwin Wallace vs. Dubuque | winner vs. #9 UW-Whitewater
#15 Coe vs. RIT | winner vs. #5 North Central (Ill.)
#16 TCNJ vs. Mount Union | winner vs. #4 Johnson and Wales
#17 Castleton vs. Olivet | winner vs. #3 UW-La Crosse
#14 UW-Platteville vs. Wilkes | winner vs. #7 Wabash
#12 Loras vs. Cortland | winner vs. #8 UW-Eau Claire
Averett vs. #19 Luther | winner vs. #2 Augsburg

Women - First Round
UW-Stevens Point vs. #9 Gannon | winner vs. #1 King
#5 Augsburg vs. Limestone | winner vs. Lock Have/#4 McKendree
Presbyterian vs. #7 Adrian | winner vs. #3 Colorado Mesa/Lindenwood
Tiffin vs. #2 North Central (Ill.) | winner vs. #8 Sacred Heart/Emmanuel

(#) NWCA Dual Meet rankings

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3. RIT Ready To Repeat

RIT, the defending national champion, is No. 1 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseason Top 20, USA Lacrosse Magazine announced Thursday.

  1. RIT
  2. Christopher Newport
  3. Bowdoin
  4. Union
  5. Tufts
  6. Salisbury
  7. York
  8. Lynchburg
  9. Wesleyan
  10. Gettysburg
>> Conference Call: NESCAC (4), ODAC (4), CC (3), C2C (2), Liberty (2), MAC (2), AEC (1), E8 (1), NCAC (1)

>> Complete Ranking

4. 'Scary Good' Middlebury Tops Preseason Poll

by Laurel Pfahler, USA Lacrosse Magazine

"Middlebury is No. 1 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division III Women’s Preseason Top 20, USA Lacrosse Magazine announced Thursday.

Middlebury had to wait two years to re-stake its claim as the top team in Division III college women’s lacrosse, but the Panthers successfully defended their title from 2019 in their return to competition last season following COVID-19 cancelations.

They did that with a lot of players who had never played college lacrosse, and now, after minimal graduation impacts on the roster, the Panthers are expected to be what one coach described as “scary good.”

  1. Middlebury
  2. Tufts
  3. TCNJ
  4. Salisbury
  5. Gettysburg
  6. Franklin & Marshall
  7. Colby
  8. William Smith
  9. Washington and Lee
  10. Wesleyan

>> Conference Call: NESCAC (6), Liberty (3), CC (2), SUNYAC (2), C2C (1), CCIW (1), Landmark (1), MAC (1), NCAC (1), NJAC (1), ODAC (1)

>> Complete Ranking

5. Weekend Watchlist

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6.  Lightning Round 


  • The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) has added Castleton University as an affiliate member of the conference in football beginning in 2024. Castleton joins Bridgewater State, Fitchburg State, Framingham State, Massachusetts Maritime, Plymouth State University, UMass Dartmouth, Western Connecticut State, Westfield State and Worcester State as the football competing members in the MASCAC.

   Happy Birthday

  • Cake and candles for Christian Alvarado, assistant soccer coach, UW-Platteville; Curt Lamb, head sports performance coach, Cornell College (Sat.); Jenn Zuberbier, athletic trainer, UW-Oshkosh (Sat.); Thomas Bambach, head cross country coach, UW-Platteville (Sun.); JT Klopcic, associate cross country/track and field coach, Goucher (Sun.); and Tammy Fisher, director of marching band, UW-La Crosse

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7.  Comings and Goings
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